About Ojai, California

Ojai is situated in a small east-west valley, north of Ventura and east of Santa Barbara. It is approximately 15 miles inland from the Pacific coast.

Since Ojai is lined up with an east-west mountain range, it is one of few towns in the world to have a “Pink Moment” occur as the sun is setting, when the fading sunlight creates a brilliant shade of pink for several minutes on the Topatopa Bluffs at the east end of the Ojai Valley, over 6,000 feet above sea level. Nordhoff Ridge, the western extension of the Topatopa Mountains, towers over the north side of the town and valley at more than 5,000 feet. Sulphur Mountain creates the southern ranges bounding the Ojai Valley, a little under 3,000 feet in elevation.

The Ventura River flows through the Ventura River Valley, draining the mountains surrounding Ojai to the north and east and emptying into the Pacific Ocean at the city of Ventura.

The climate of Ojai is Mediterranean, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters, with lows at night sometimes below freezing. As is typical for much of coastal southern California, most precipitation falls in the form of rain between the months of October and April, with intervening dry summers.

The town of Ojai and its surrounding area is home to many unique recreational activities. Los Padres National Forest borders the town on the north, and many backcountry areas within the forest are accessible from Highway 33, which is the major highway through town south to north. To the west, the Lake Casitas Recreation Area offers camping, picnicking, and hiking as well.

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Ojai Retreat Breakfast

ojai valley bed and breakfastStart your day with a delicious European buffet style breakfast – served seven days a week. Homemade granola, yogurt, fruits, many choices of breads, cheeses, coffee, teas, juices and so much more!

Please enjoy the Trip Advisor reviews below that include praise for our breakfast.

ojai valley bed and breakfastPerfect is an understatement!
My husband and I needed a place to stay while visiting a family member in Ojai. What we found is a scenic, but simple, home away from home in the Ojai Valley bordered by sky, mountains, and a nature preserve. Although located near restaurants, culture and outdoor activities, it is a world of its own. The morning buffet breakfast in the beautiful dining area was healthy and delicious. A very well managed property! I left feeling enriched and restored! – Monamint – Newark, New Jersey

Beautiful place with great views and nice staff.
The Ojai retreat is aptly named, as it is truly a retreat from the stresses and noise of everyday life. Situated high on a hill with spectacular views, the grounds are quiet and lovely, and you feel like you have stepped into your own private world of peace. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, the facilities are charming, the services are excellent and the breakfasts are wonderful. Lots of choices of healthy, organic, and local produce. Just a great place to get away from it all for a weekend or weeks at a time. Highly recommended. – Jonathan P. – Thousand Oaks, California

A Gift from Heaven
I almost hate to give this place a review, lest people find out about it and it becomes too hard to book a room! Spent one night in the Cozy Room, but because no one else was in the room across the hall, I had the whole 2nd floor to myself. The grounds were beautiful, quiet, and peaceful and the price was in my budget. They have a variety of options and price range. The breakfast was healthy and delicious. If you are looking for some R & R and a place to connect with your spirit, without a fancy price tag this is the place. – Desiree S.- Los Angeles, California